You’ve done the living too small, too constrained, too numb, too fearful, live-someone-else’s-story thing. When was the last time you said an unqualified “Yes!” to your wild nature heart, yes to your WHOLE self, to your passion and purpose, yes to feeling FULLY ALIVE?
We invite men and women to join us for a five day/four night wilderness journey in the Yosemite backcountry August 22-26. This is NOT your ordinary backpacking trip – it is a journey of connection, play, and dreaming big with a community of supportive peers and guides. Your story will be witnessed and mirrored. Participants have walked away inspired, grounded, and eager to step further into their power with clarity.
Through wilderness backpacking, council circle, and creative exploration, we will hold sacred space for reconnecting to your biggest, most authentic selves. It is an opportunity to listen with presence to the secrets of your souls and the power of wild nature.
Say yes to reconnection – to your body, your soul, community, and nature.
We hope you can join us!
When: August 22-26
Where: Yosemite Backcountry (near Tuolumne Meadows area)
Guides: Ryan Van Lenning and Katie Baptist
Fee: $345 (Partial scholarships & installment plans available)
Some Details: The approximately 12-mile loop route for this trip goes into the backcountry near the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite, with granite domes, lots of creeks, boulders, wildflowers, and gorgeous views at every turn. We plan on spending two nights at one lake and two nights at another lake. This route is a workout, but is not too rugged. It is definitely doable for beginners, and we are not in a rush. A good rule of thumb is that you must be able to hike with a pack at an easy pace for several miles at time. The elevation is around 8,500-10,000 feet. We will send out a gear list to registered folks, but at the very least you will need your own backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water bottle, own bowl and silverware, and decent hiking shoes. (REI and other outfitter stores can rent some gear that you might not have). We have camp kitchen equipment, water filter, bear canisters, etc. We will provide some meals, namely dinners and a breakfast, you will bring most of your breakfasts and lunches.
Cancellation policy: Trip will be cancelled or rescheduled and any payment received will be returned if less than 4 participants sign up.